HYST: A source transformation and translation tool for hybrid automaton models

S. Bak, S. Bogomolov, T. Johnson, in:, Springer, 2015, pp. 128–133.

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A number of powerful and scalable hybrid systems model checkers have recently emerged. Although all of them honor roughly the same hybrid systems semantics, they have drastically different model description languages. This situation (a) makes it difficult to quickly evaluate a specific hybrid automaton model using the different tools, (b) obstructs comparisons of reachability approaches, and (c) impedes the widespread application of research results that perform model modification and could benefit many of the tools. In this paper, we present Hyst, a Hybrid Source Transformer. Hyst is a source-to-source translation tool, currently taking input in the SpaceEx model format, and translating to the formats of HyCreate, Flow∗, or dReach. Internally, the tool supports generic model-to-model transformation passes that serve to both ease the translation and potentially improve reachability results for the supported tools. Although these model transformation passes could be implemented within each tool, the Hyst approach provides a single place for model modification, generating modified input sources for the unmodified target tools. Our evaluation demonstrates Hyst is capable of automatically translating benchmarks in several classes (including affine and nonlinear hybrid automata) to the input formats of several tools. Additionally, we illustrate a general model transformation pass based on pseudo-invariants implemented in Hyst that illustrates the reachability improvement.
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2015-04-14
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The material presented in this paper is based upon work sup-ported by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Information Directorate (AFRL/RI) through the Visiting Faculty Research Program (VFRP) under contract number FA8750-13-2-0115 and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Any opinions,findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the AFRL/RI or AFOSR. This work was also partly supported in part by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Automatic Verification and Analysis of Complex Systems” (SFB/TR14 AVACS, http://www.avacs.org/), by the European Research Council (ERC) under grant 267989 (QUAREM) and by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) under grants S11402-N23 (RiSE) and Z211-N23 (Wittgenstein Award).
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128 - 133
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HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control
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Seattle, WA, United States
Conference Date
2015-04-14 – 2015-04-16
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Bak S, Bogomolov S, Johnson T. HYST: A source transformation and translation tool for hybrid automaton models. In: Springer; 2015:128-133. doi:10.1145/2728606.2728630
Bak, S., Bogomolov, S., & Johnson, T. (2015). HYST: A source transformation and translation tool for hybrid automaton models (pp. 128–133). Presented at the HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control, Seattle, WA, United States: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1145/2728606.2728630
Bak, Stanley, Sergiy Bogomolov, and Taylor Johnson. “HYST: A Source Transformation and Translation Tool for Hybrid Automaton Models,” 128–33. Springer, 2015. https://doi.org/10.1145/2728606.2728630.
S. Bak, S. Bogomolov, and T. Johnson, “HYST: A source transformation and translation tool for hybrid automaton models,” presented at the HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control, Seattle, WA, United States, 2015, pp. 128–133.
Bak S, Bogomolov S, Johnson T. 2015. HYST: A source transformation and translation tool for hybrid automaton models. HSCC: Hybrid Systems - Computation and Control 128–133.
Bak, Stanley, et al. HYST: A Source Transformation and Translation Tool for Hybrid Automaton Models. Springer, 2015, pp. 128–33, doi:10.1145/2728606.2728630.

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